Visit a prison and a fortress

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke Castle main entrance

Learn about the history of the castle in the small museum. The castle was built in 1170 as a defence against attack by the French, and later the castle became a prison for King Charles I. Learn about the King’s attempted escape from his bedroom, unfortunately for him this failed and he was later executed. For more information, visit the Carisbrooke website

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